Makkah — Saudi security authorities have arrested 19 people for Hajj fraud. The detained included two Saudis and 17 foreigners for their involvement in the Hajj fraudulent practices.
Their fraud included cheating pilgrims through publishing advertisements with a promise to perform Hajj on behalf of others, provision of Adahi (Saudi Project for the Utilization of Sacrificial Animals) coupon, and provision of transportation through bogus establishments.
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Public Security Spokesman Brig. Gen. Sami Al-Shuwairekh said that the arrested fraudsters faced legal measures against them. The accused are in Public Prosecution custody.
The arrested included:
- Two Saudis.
- Six residents.
- Three violators of the Border Security Law.
- Four Yemeni violators of the Residency Permit (iqama) Law.
- Three Pakistani residents.
- A resident of the Myanmar nationality.